Byron: Small Town, Big Dreams

The Byron Community Foundation Fund was established in July 2011.  During its first year the Fund received eighteen gifts of grain worth more than $100,000.  With additional cash gifts and pledges, the Fund raised over $450,000 in less than a year.

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Nebraska Community Foundation
The Nebraska Community Foundation provides communities with assistance and technical expertise to maximize the effectiveness of community philanthropy and educates donors and community leaders on the impact of grant making on community economic development goals. It currently works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 255 communities located in 77 Nebraska counties. The Foundation and its affiliated funds have reinvested $222.7 million in Nebraska’s people and places. As of September 30, 2014 NCF had $96.9 million in total assets with $64.8 million in permanent endowments under management. See their website and YouTube and Vimeo channels for more details. 

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